Co-champions were crowned last weekend at the club tennis Ibis Open, where rain washed out the majority of finals at the University of Miami-hosted USTA Florida “Tennis on Campus” circuit event in Coral Gables.
The University of Florida and University of Miami “A” teams were co-champions of the Gold Bracket. The UM and University of South Florida “B” teams were co-champions of the Silver Bracket.
The Bronze Bracket was the only division to finish, with the USF-“B” team defeating Nova Southeastern University-“B” 27-15.
Other participating schools were the University of Central Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Florida Atlantic University. It was the first-ever Tennis on Campus event for Nova.
The next event on the 2017-18 Tennis on Campus schedule will be the FGCU Dirty Bird Classic in Ft. Myers on Jan. 20, 2018.
2017-18 Schedule and Results:
Sept. 23 — UF Gatorbowl, Gainesville (FINAL: UF-“A” d. UF-“B”)
Oct. 7 — USF Bull Run, Tampa (FINAL: UM-“A” d. USF-“A”)
Oct. 28 — FSU Battle in the Capital, Tallahassee (FINAL: UF-“A” d. UF-“B”)
Nov. 4 — UCF Knightro Cup, Orlando (FINAL: UM-“A” d. UCF-“A”)
Nov. 11 — UM Ibis Open, Coral Gables (FINAL: UF-“A” and UM-“A” co-champs (rain))
Jan. 20 — FGCU Dirty Bird Classic, Ft. Myers
Feb. 17 — Delray Beach Open ‘Tennis On Campus’ Challenge, Delray Beach
Feb. 24 — USTA Florida Tennis on Campus Section Championships
About USTA Tennis On Campus
The USTA’s Tennis On Campus program is designed to provide college students with opportunities for team camaraderie, social networking, and rivaled competition through tennis without the rigors of a NCAA varsity program. Tennis on Campus offers fun co-ed team-based play (using the World TeamTennis scoring format), regional and national championship competition, and helps students maintain active and healthy lifestyles through their college years. Currently the program is offered on more than 500 college campuses. The USTA Tennis on Campus team format features men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles, with a minimum of two men and two women per team.